The “Close Call Kolsch” is a Beer Camp #140 collaboration beer between the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and The Forecastle Foundation. It's a slightly hoppy but highly-sessionable Kolsch crafted from German Pilsner Malt and Hefeweizen Yeast, coupled with Amarillo and Nelson hops from Washington and New Zealand. The name “Close Call” was given after Forecastle Captain JK McKnight accidentally poured two barrels of hops into the kettle too soon, resulting in a slightly more hoppy varietal. Although the current batch features the corrected recipe, the experience inspired Beer Campers to give it the title “Close Call Kolsch.” ABV 4.7%.
The Close Call Kolsch will be available at this year's Forecastle Festival in the Kentucky Landing area, which pays homage to local breweries, food trucks, and craft vendors.
But if you're like us and you just can't wait until then to try it, don't worry. We're giving you the chance to support the Forecastle Foundation with three "Tapping of the Kegs" events leading up to the festival. Each day's event will run from 6-9pm and Sierra Nevada will be giving away a free limited -edition Sierra Nevada / Forecastle Foundation co-branded pint glass, while supplies last!
July 11th (6-9pm) at Valumarket
(Highlands Branch - 1250 Bardstown Rd)
July 15th (69pm) at Liquor Barn
(Springhurst Branch - 4301 Towne Center)
Those funds will go towards numerous environmental and conservation projects both locally and globally. Including current projects underway in Eastern Kentucky (Pine Mountain Corridor), Central Kentucky (Green River), Brazil (Fundacion Agroecologica) and Indonesia (The Coral Triangle).
So make sure you stop by and help us tap the kegs, as well as come see us at the festival and raise a pint to show your support of protecting the world’s natural awesome!